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Darkstar wrote:And about all those hashes and talk about "security" and "MITM attacks on BA" and stuff, that is just overly paranoid.
I agree. One of the key tenets in risk management is to never lose sight of what exactly is the risk one is trying to mitigate. Even "weak" hashes are perfectly adequate for file ID purposes. One thing is to be able to launch a reasonable collision-search attack on password hashes and something very different is to be able to manipulate a given file in order to generate a given hash collision. The former can be feasible in many scenarios where the latter is not.

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Found one more missing media content name

media_xvd

Also just a guess, but wouldn't it be easier to just have it automatically read and insert whatever name there is after the media_### part and just have a couple exceptions like _unpack being renamed to "folder dump", _kf - "kryoflux" and such that are already in place. To me at least it sounds like a much simpler solution than having to manually add every possible file format out there...
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There is now an advanced search option available. It's not a lot, but it does allow more refinement than the single line text search. Let us know what you think.

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Andy wrote:There is now an advanced search option available. It's not a lot, but it does allow more refinement than the single line text search. Let us know what you think.
That's cool news! I actually did suggest something like this (advanced search) a few months ago, and I guess now it's here... sort of.

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If there's anything you'd like to see or change then do let us know.

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I think everything is fine in the advanced search page for the database. I believe you could maybe add some sorting methods (ascend/descend options), for stuff like file sizes, uploader names, etc. This would go for the leader board page. I mean yes, you can easily sort stuff by using the up and down arrows on places like the leader board page, but it might be nice to have something similar on the search page as well.

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JonathonWyble wrote:I think everything is fine in the advanced search page for the database. I believe you could maybe add some sorting methods (ascend/descend options), for stuff like file sizes, uploader names, etc. This would go for the leader board page. I mean yes, you can easily sort stuff by using the up and down arrows on places like the leader board page, but it might be nice to have something similar on the search page as well.
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The database is getting crazy. The Windows 10 Insider SDK releases were, according to the database, uploaded in 2029-08-20, and mrpijey's releases of Factorio from 2016-2017 are in the 2019-09-12 slot.
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This is likely just a data entry issue for the first one. The second should be correct as it's showing the release date under the date it was added to our database.

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Now it is screwed up, it says 53 TB, 24.000 releases and 796 contributors.
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The database is probably being rebuilt.

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SUGGESTION:Incomplete releases (/(Misc)Incompletes) should be listed on the database.
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I suggest set up a page that lists the most popular 100 releases. Maybe have a sort by feature.

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That would require us to track each download, which we can't do reliably at the moment. So that feature won't be implemented until we introduce downloads directly through the database.
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How about a sort by feature? Size, Date, Uploader and etc.

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ComputerHunter wrote:How about a sort by feature? Size, Date, Uploader and etc.
You can already do this on the table.

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ComputerHunter wrote:How about a sort by feature? Size, Date, Uploader and etc.
I did request that same thing some time ago, and I got the same response as what Andy just said about your suggestion ;)

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I'm not sure how people have missed this feature. It's like they can't see the sort arrows on the headings indicating that it's possible... :)

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I can see those arrows just fine. I was just telling the OP that his idea wasn't necessary as there's already something that's like his idea, just like what you told me one time. That's all.

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JonathonWyble wrote:I can see those arrows just fine. I was just telling the OP that his idea wasn't necessary as there's already something that's like his idea, just like what you told me one time. That's all.
Of course - it wasn't aimed at you. Some people just don't seem to look or try things before requesting that's all.

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I confirmed that there is *no way* to sort them before posting because I got used to the forum sort by drop-down at the bottom of the page and I didn't expect those column headings to be clickable. I don't think I am the only one here who missed the sort by feature, maybe make it more obvious by adding a drop-down. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Release sizes in bytes shown in the database are larger than the size seen on FTP by approximately 4.8%, as if some weird 1000/1024 bug were at play.

E.g. I see this listing for 7700 client on FTP:
checksum_media_iso.md5: 134
checksum_media_iso.sha1: 142
checksum_release.md5: 218
media_iso.rar: 3231167039 (extracts to a 3231166464 byte ISO)
release_info.txt: 519

In the DB (https://www.betaarchive.com/database/vi ... 7fedbf9c8a), the same release shows:
"Size: 3.39 GB (3,394,008,119 bytes)"

The same error is seen for 7700 server, and for 19536 client x64, at least.

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It's quite correct, the size difference should be approximately 5%. The "problem" here is that the code counts the entire archive, which also includes recovery data (which is set to 5% of the total archive size). So the size is the actual release size, even if all files are not directly available to the end user.

I will look into updating the code to exclude the recovery data as it was useful when recovery data was included in the rar files, but today it's not. PHP doesn't care about file attributes so it doesn't automatically ignore folders with other attributes.
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Bug: Database reports "-1" as source media for some releases. Probably meant to say "unknown".

Sample page: https://www.betaarchive.com/database/vi ... d3ff890068
The developer of Win1 Packet - https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewt ... 59&t=40233
The developer of IM1024 INSTALL.BAT Patch: https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewt ... 59&t=40317

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